Relative and absolute error calculator
Calculator finds out absolute or relative error basing it on measured (calculated) and reference (ideal) value.

# Beta version

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# What do you want to calculate today?

 Choose a scenario that best fits your needs I know measured value (x) and reference values ($x_0$) and want to calculate absolute error ($\Delta x$)I know measured value (x) and reference values ($x_0$) and want to calculate relative error ($\delta x_{rel.}$)

# Calculations data - enter values, that you know here

 Absolute error ($\Delta x$) => Relative error ($\delta x_{rel.}$) => Measured value (x) <= Reference values ($x_0$) <=

# Result: absolute error ($\Delta x$)

Summary
Used formulaShow source$\Delta x=\left| x- x_0\right|$
ResultShow source$0.001593$
Numerical resultShow source$0.001593$
Result step by step
 1 Show source$\left|3.14 - 3.141592653589793\right|$ Simplify arithmetic 2 Show source$\left|-0.001593\right|$ Absolute value 3 Show source$0.001593$ Result
Numerical result step by step
 1 Show source$0.001593$ Result

# Some facts

• Absolute error is the absolute value of the difference between measured value (calculated, approximate etc.) and reference value (ideal, theoretical etc.):
$\Delta x = |x-x_0|$
where:
• $\Delta x$ - absolute error,
• $x$ - measured, calculated or approximate value of variable $x$,
• $x_0$ - the reference value against which we calculate the error.
• Relative error determines the size of the error made presented as part of the reference value:
$\delta x_{wzgl.} = \left|\dfrac{x-x_0}{x_0}\right|$
where:
• $\delta x_{rel.}$ - error expressed as a part of the reference value,
• $x$ - measured, calculated or approximate value of variable $x$,
• $x_0$ - the reference value against which we calculate the error.
• When we determine the error, we are generally not trying to find out whether the value obtained is too large or too small, but only how big the error is. This is the reason why error formula has the absolute value form.
• In the case of values with units (e.g. length measured in meters), the absolute error has the same units as the measured one. For example, an absolute error of length value is also the length.
• Relative error has no units, no metter what do we measure. Relative error is often presented as percent.

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